This is the view from the Empire State Building towards the Freedom Tower. Compared to the completely empty skies from a few days earlier, I did get lucky with the clouds. My only regret, since I was not on a tripod, confiscated by building security, is not using a lower ISO. I am considering a large print but need to play with the noise reduction a little bit to see if I can pull it off.
I like this picture. The flag in this picture reminds me that We are not pressed, folded and tucked away in a drawer.
Walking around Philadelphia it soaks in that history happened here. People like Benjamin Franklin walked these same streets and did things here. Proof of such are lightning rods with their cables running right up the side of buildings. Founding Fathers argued their various points of view here. They pounded out our new republic, each thinking they were right but eventually compromising on the least disagreeable solutions.
I love night photography in the summer. It’s cool but not cold. There are few people around.
It is peaceful and quiet.
Aperture Academy runs a Night Owl session. I had the opportunity to take one the other night and collected these shots.